Retinal Detachment

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Retinal Detachment

Retinal Detachment

Macula Off Retinal Detachment

An emergent eye problem that occcurs when an important layer of tissue also known as your retina pulls away from the layer of blood vessels which provides nourishment for your eyes.

Macula On Retinal Detachment


1. Light Flashes2. Floaters-these can appear as spots, hairs or strings3. Screen or dark curtain coming over part of or all of visual field4. Slight feeling of heaviness in the eye

Signs and Symptoms

1.Thin Retina (Highly Nearsighted)2.As you age, your vitreous can shrink which tugs on your retina3. Eye Injury4. Advanced Diabetes


Surgery is almost always used when repairing retinal detachmentIf detected early enough the retinal hole or small detachment can be sealed off by lasers or by freezing (cryo)


The Macula is the part of the eye located in the center of the retina responsible for the detailed central vision (20/20)

Macula off retinal detachment is much more severe than macula on retinal detachment because it completely covers your macula leaving you with less vision and more complications

Normal Eye

For more information, please visit the Mayo Clinic website

Kevin Steck speaks about his experience with retinal detachment and the importance of seeking immediate medical attention

Retinal Detachment is a medical emergency that will lead to complete vision loss if not cared for- see an eye care professional immediately if experiencing symptoms

Example of floaters in vision

Did you know that only 1 in 15,000 people in the U.S experience retinal detachments?To find out more fun facts click here


  • andersonm9032 7 years ago

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    I think that you did a nice job, the text was very good. I think though that the arrows pointing we too distracting at least for me. Maybe remove one?

  • Rachael121691 7 years ago

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    Great job! I really liked the design you used for your glog--very creative! Also you had a lot of great information, but it was straight and to the point. Overall good job!

  • BrookeCairns 7 years ago

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    Video was very explanatory! Great glog! I liked how the pictures really show the disease. Great information. The only constructive criticism I had is some of the text is difficult to read due to size!

  • tinahap 7 years ago

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    Good visuals and information. It was very clear. One thing I noticed that was missing is what I could do to help with this disability.

  • sodergrenm9690 7 years ago

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    I think you had a lot of good content in your glog and the video was interesting. It was neat to see pictures of what people with retinal detachment might see. I think that there is a lot of text though and it's not bad (I actually like what you wrote), but it just looks busy. Maye if the text boxes had some space between them it would look nice.

  • dturner92 7 years ago

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    Your glog was full of very useful information! I liked the pictures that you used. Overall it was very good! One suggestion I would have would be spreading out the text boxes a little more.

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